Thank you for considering to have a Capsule Endoscopy with us. We feel it is very important for you to take the time to read the following document carefully, and if you have any unresolved issues following completion of this document, please bring these up with your doctor or Dr Lynch prior to the procedure.
A capsule endoscopy is a method by which the small bowel is visualised by the swallowing of a capsule that contains a tiny camera. Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy only obtain limited views of the small bowel and hence there is a large section of small bowel that remains unvisualised. Once the capsule has been swallowed it transmits photographs of the lining of the small bowel to a recording devise worn outside the body. It is generally a safe procedure, however, if you have a pace maker inserted it may interfere with the proper functioning of this and you will need to notify us if such is the case. Further, if there is anything to suggest that you may have an obstruction of the small bowel, at which point the capsule may get stuck, we would like to be notified.
Patients that are at particularly high risk of the capsule getting stuck include:
Clearly, if you have any concerns with regards to this please feel free to contact Dr. Lynch's rooms at which point you can discuss these issues further.
Consuming normal food up until 4pm. Then clear fluids only until you go to bed.(12 a.m. no more clear fluids) Please no medication to be taking the morning of your capsule endoscopy.Approved fluids:
Please have nothing to eat or drink in the morning of your Capsule Endoscopy.
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